Maruti Halts Swift Production as It Gets Ready to Launch New Swift Variant

Maruti Suzuki has reportedly halted production of their top selling luxury hatchback, Swift. This move comes close on the heels of the company getting ready to launch the new Swift variant in August-end to early September.

Dealers have already begun accepting orders for Maruti’s new Swift. This model has been codenamed as the YP8 by Maruti, and the company is carrying out trial runs of the model at their facility in Manesar. The company reportedly sells about 5,000 units of Swift a month. Since the launch of the car is 2005, it changed the while B to B+ hatchback segment in the Indian auto market.

Maruti Suzuki’s parent company, Suzuki had showcased the third generation Swift in Hungary last year. In the car’s European market, customers can choose between two engine options, the 1.2l petrol and the 1.3l diesel engines. It is not year clear, whether Maruti will be introducing this Swift variant in India. The third generation Swift is larger in size than the current model.

Suzuki has made extensive use of high strength steel for making the car’s bodyshell stiffer and lighter. According to Suzuki, the third generation Swift has better fuel consumption, CO2 emission rates, safety and design.

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